Purchasing officer positions are available in a wide variety of organizations and businesses, ranging from hotels to government agencies to universities. Although job requirements vary by company and position, common requirements include at least a bachelor’s degree in business administration or a related field. A minimum of five years of experience dealing with contracts and/or purchasing is also needed; most organizations stipulate that at least part of this must have been in a management or supervisory role.
Purchasing Officer Tasks
Request quotes, solicit bids, and evaluate results to select the appropriate vendors.
Work with users and consumers to meet demands and follow guidelines.
Procure, negotiate, and contract for necessary supplies, goods and materials.
Track inventory and purchases, evaluating vendors.